every day is inktober

writing
led me to
art
which brought me back
to my
writing
…it’s the story
you see
no matter how
you tell it
it must
be told.

dude. i totally spaced on inktober…again…but, as it turns out, i have posted an inking every day of october so far. because, well, ever since 2016, almost every day has been inktober for me.
inktober 2016 is when it all began, my full-fledged & messy love affair with my ink (there’s an interesting mental picture…but it looks a lot like a room full of inkings of myself–see yesterday’s post.)
yes! in honor of inktober (which i. had spaced, but the universe kindly remembered for me) i have an exhibit of the ink adventure that reflects work that began inktober 2017! my self-portrait series “the invisible exhibitionist,” hangs at the commons in viroqua & will at some point soon be available for viewing on their website (though i still urge y’all to come visit the real thing.)
also!
in subconscious honor of inktober, i released my first book of comics on october 1st. confusion perfume was when i began to seriously start using ink rather than my previous flirtation with watercolors.
so much like the ink running through my veins, inktober is never far from my heart.

in other news…

the freestore i started last winter is open again!

i am starting a writer’s/artist’s group on monday…

my art show (the invisible exhibitionist) is going up this weekend?

& my book is due for release on october 1st.

i’m only freaking out a little. okay. so i am super-dooper freaking out & my imposter syndrome feels like i am about to step off a cliff & spiral downward into the abyss…but, you know, otherwise…exciting stuff.

show of hands…

okay. so tara caribou is in the final stages of publishing my book confusion perfume & other neurotic comics.
she wants me to come up with a number of books i should have on hand should anyone want to order a signed copy.
so, show of hands, who is thinking they would want to order a signed copy of my book as opposed to just getting the regular copy (because, of course, i am sure you are all going to run right out (to your local internet) and get a copy of my first book…right?
i don’t want to end up just using a box of books to build forts with in my office on those days–you know those days–when only a blanket fort weighted down with all the extra copies of your first book will do….
plus i get kinda fire-happy when i am feeling depressed…so, i really don’t want any fodder for whatever random cleansing i decide to do in a moment of “clarity”….
anyhoo…anyone want a signed copy of my book? due out october 1st (the blood moon, y’all.)

dude, i wrote a book

or, rather, i wrote a bunch of comics & smooshed them all together & tara caribou turned it into a book!!
(this is the first proof)

so exciting.

in other news…i have a birthday this sunday & am way way older than i ever thought i would be when i was getting my first book published. like, 30 years older?

that is not this year’s tiara. that is my second tiara. (that old thing!) i do have a brand new one for my birthday. so much grander.
you’ll see.

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